One of the more memorable rallies in the history of Wyoming Championship football occurred on Friday in Laramie as Big Horn snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with an 8-7 win over Lovell in the 2A title game.

Lovell had a 7-0 lead thanks to a 1st quarter touchdown from Ben Nichols and the Bulldogs had Big Horn pinned at the 3-yard line with 1:41 to go in the game leading by that same margin. The Rams managed to go nearly the length of the field for a touchdown in a drive that included 2 sacks and a 4th down and 19 conversion to save their season. With 11 seconds to go, Big Horn quarterback Cooper Garber found Dawson Richards for a sizable gain, and then Richards turned on the jets to the middle of the field and found the end for a 61-yard touchdown reception.

So the Rams trailed 7-6 and in a very, very gutsy call, they elected to go for 2. Using a play that they practiced during the week, Big Horn converted the 2-point try on a reverse with receiver Avon Barney throwing to the quarterback Garber. It was an unreal ending as Big Horn wins their first state title since 2019. It was a heartbreaking loss for Lovell who was defeated by Lyman 8-6 in last year's championship game. Both teams finish the season 10-1.

We have a video to share with you as well as some first-class photos from Warren Dignen in our gallery below. Enjoy!

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2022 2A Football Championship-Big Horn Vs. Lovell

2022 2A Football Championship-Big Horn Vs. Lovell
Wyoming High School Football
Photo Courtesy: Warren Dignen

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